Need to ensure the safety of visitors

Fáir ferðamenn skoða skiltin

Fáir ferðamenn skoða skiltin Eggert Jóhannesson

Last night a working group was formed to improve the security at Reynisfjara Black Beach and there will be a definite plan in place no later than the 30th of September this year.

The group is a cooperation between landowners, The Icelandic Met Office, The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, the Police in the Southern part of Iceland, Landsbjörg the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (Ice-Sar), Mýrdalur County and the Icelandic Tourist Board who met last night to go over the situation last night.

The work process regarding a new danger assessment for Reynisfjara Black Beach was presented by the Icelandic Met Office and the NCIP Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and ideas about setting up an alert system at the beachwas reported in an announcement from The Icelandic Tourist Board.

Eggert Jóhannesson

Safety is paramount

In the announcement it says that all present agreed on the importance to ensure the safety of tourists that visit the beach. All were also in agreement to set up the alert system, but while the final solution is in the works there have to be some short term measures in place.

The Minister of Culture and Business Affairs was amongst those who gave a speech at the meeting, but Skarpéðinn Berg Steinarsson was the moderator.

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